Fred's Birdy Bed-n-Breakfast
Category: FRED - the garden
| Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:34 pm
We had a king-size bed headboard in the backroom for several years that my daughter didn't want with her bed, so we attached it to the back wall and started adding the birdhouses.
The two on the right have seen many babies over the past 5 years, especially the smaller one. One Momma sparrow hatched at least 10 babies in it between April and June of last year.
The red two story one in the middle must be cursed or may sparrows don't like the color red, it has been there as long as those other two but never been used.
The two on the left were just added last month, but already have had Mommas checking them out for their families this spring.
The houses face east so they get the morning sun in early spring, then when the large pecan tree nearby leafs out they are shaded from the summer heat. The eave overhang is quite deep so they are protected from the rain too.
My washing machine and dryer are in the back room just to the left of that wall and with the window open in spring I can hear the babies cheeping and keep an eye on their progress while doing the dreaded laundry.
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